[Bug] Samsung Keyboard Input Problems: Delete Backwards and Page Jumps

I found the problem (for me at least)! It’s the grammarly implementation in my Samsung keyboard. Turned it off and there were no jumps anymore.

I noticed that todoist wasn’t behaving as expected as well sometimes. This tipped me of that it might be my samsung keyboard I’m using. I’m dutch so I also switch the language on my keyboard but grammarly doesn’t support Dutch. If it was on Dutch I had no problems anywhere. This led me to grammarly being the problem as it was new since this update.

(To turn grammarly off for the Samsung keyboard look for the 3rd party menu in the keyboard settings)

Hope this will also fix the problems for the other people here. I don’t have an iPhone but it could be that there is the same sort of whacky imementation of grammarly or some other language feature.

Has this been fixed yet?

It is definitely an issue with the Samsung Keyboard. If I switch to GBoard, it goes away. I switched off every 3rd part app for the Samsung Keyboard and it still occurs.

It appears to be an issue with the Predictive Text part of the Samsung Keyboard. I turned on all of the 3rd part app plugins for the Samsung Keyboard and turned off the Predictive text value in the keyboard settings and the issue stopped.

Using 1.0.5 Android app and Samsung Keyboard version is 5.4.20.10.

I can confirm the same on a Samsung Tab S7+ and Galaxy Note 20U devices. Third party keyboard plugins such as Grammarly are enabled, while Predicitive text is disabled and I no longer experience this issue.

Hopefully this is something that can be corrected in a future update since I rely on the predictive text functionality, particularly for emojies.

I am on iOS and iPadOS and while I haven’t had issues with content being erased, I have experienced the exact same jumping around issue.

Is this issue being looked at? I’d love to be able to use the mobile app on my Samsung Galaxy devices.

Three Answers:

  1. Turn-off Samsung’s Keyboard Suggestions.
  2. Update to the newest One UI
    or
  3. Switch to GBoard

I originally switched to Gboard to fix the issue. I didn’t want to have to turn off the keyboard suggestions to fix, although that does work if you don’t want to use Gboard. When I update to the latest One UI and the latest Obsidian, the issue went away on the Samsung keyboard. However, I still Gboard since I find it to be a better keyboard on android.

I’m seeing this on Pixel 5a running stock Android 12 and Gboard.

It doesn’t happen very often, so the app is still usable most of the time, but it’s irrecoverably lost enough of my work that I no longer trust Obsidian and am planning not to renew my subscription.

I’m still having issues with Samsung Keyboard and Obsidian. I use Samsung DeX, so SKeyboard is the only option I have. When I start to type, and I don’t know what triggers it, all of a sudden the whole text on the page is selected and Obsidian stops reacting to key inputs. I have to click on the screen to unselect the text and keyboard starts working again. It happens randomly, but only in Obsidian. Other apps work perfectly. Turning off predictive text, Grammarly, spell check and autoreplace does not solve the problem.
I have Samsung Note 20U on latest firmware (Android 13)
Using Russain and English keyboards interchangeably